Every four years, we as a country elect a President to lead us for the next four years, Presidential elections are important because the President sets the vision and direction of our country.
However, equally – if not more – important are all the statewide and local races that take place between presidential elections.
Our local governments have the greatest impact on our day-to-day lives, our neighborhoods, and our communities.They affect things like schools, parks, roads, libraries, and so much more. Local elected officials are responsible for maintaining and managing local infrastructure, education reform, housing services, and police and fire departments. And, many local offices are non-partisan.
By electing local leaders that share our vision we can improve outcomes for all, and create policies that address the unique needs and conditions for everyone in our communities.
These local officials are being elected every year with little citizen involvement. That’s why every election matters. It matters to you, your child/ren, your family, and your friends.
What are Primary Elections?
Primary elections, often known as primaries, are a lead-up to general elections and allow voters to choose the strongest candidates to move forward to the general election in November.
In most races, the top two candidates that receive the most votes will move on to the general election in November.
However, certain local races are decided in the primary elections, meaning the candidate that receives the most votes in the primary election is elected and takes the seat in office.
That is why it is crucial that you are registered to voteand prepared to vote in the upcoming Primary Elections in California on Tuesday June 7th, 2022.
How To Register To Vote
In California, there are 4 different ways you can register to vote:
Same-Day Voter Registration: If you miss the deadline to register to vote (15 days prior to Election Day), you can still register in-person by visiting your county election office, polling place, or vote center to register.
What You Need to Register:
The voter registration application asks for your driver license (DL) or California Identification (ID) card, or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
If you do not have any of this you can still register to vote, just make sure to leave that space blank.
What’s on the Primary Election Ballot? June 7, 2022